Senior Engineering Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
Hampshire, UK
17 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Engineering Manager will provide leadership to the engineering department with responsibility across NPI, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics and Electronics, providing the necessary technical advice , resource prioritisation and resource allocation to ensure the product road map is delivered effectively.

Client Details

My client in Hampshire is a growing design and manufacturing business of low volume / high mix products for a diverse range of applications.


The Senior Engineering Manager will have the following responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership across NPI, Mechanical Engineering, Photonics, Reliability, Electronics and Software.
  • Technical lead for the site engineering team.
  • Resource prioritisation and allocation utilising available tools based on the outcomes of the Engineering Round Table whilst ensuring that the Project Managers remain fully supported and able to deliver in accordance with their agreed project plans.
  • Working closely with the Principal Engineer, technical authority for all designs and technical processes/procedures that could affect the performance, reliability or effectiveness of the product
  • Process ownership of all departmental procedures including product and export compliance.
  • Project management of minor product modifications as required including some CAPA projects.
  • Ensure all necessary tools and equipment are available for the department and ensure the engineering laboratories are maintained, kept safe and organised to facilitate a breadboard based experimental culture
  • Technical support of Product Management and Sales as required.
  • Departmental budget planning and spend tracking in accordance with local controls and AOP.
  • Planning and executing of product and process specific technology development in cooperation with the business segment Product Development Manager and other stakeholders.
  • Technical support and guidance to Operations ensuring that best technical practise is adhered to CI & NPI project teams.
  • Ensure the team is maintaining a high standard of technical knowledge.
  • Represent the company with customer visits and audits both on site and at customer premises.
  • Support Project Management to provide monthly project status updates (project report summary) of main development projects.
  • Provide input into Segment and Product Management for quotations (NRE costs, project schedule, calculations etc.)
  • Monitor key yield figures and work with Operations to improve through technical and process improvements.

  • Knowledge in leading interdisciplinary engineering teams within a hi-tech environment.
  • MSc or PhD degree in physics, applied physics or relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge in realising technically challenging opto-electronic and optical solutions.
  • Strong understanding of optics.
  • SPC knowledge.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Job Offer

£55,000 - £60,000 + benefits

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